The Artists shall take you to four localities where they have their murals, whereby sharing the history of the places and why they love painting there. We'll take an Uber from the designated meeting point and brief you on the tour. Our tour shall start in the Eastlands area of Nairobi city, where our first destination will be in Baba Dogo at an Art Hub filled with murals, while there we shall talk about the history of this neighbourhood and the impact of street art on the community especially the children. Our second destination will be at the genesis of Nairobi Street Art and muralism at the famous community estates of Jericho and Maringo, which border each other and here we shall see a plethora of murals painted by many famous artists including GAIA, WiseTwo, MonkE etc. Our third destination will be in the Westlands area, slightly in the upscale market which hosts one of the largest murals in East and Central Africa (IBIS Hotel) which is about 30-32 meters high, followed up by the last mural of the tour at the Alchemist Bar, where we shall conclude and have a space for open and informal conversations.
We are a team of four: who are passionate about street art, connecting people and working in public spaces. Kerosh: a street artist, project curator and trainer who mostly uses social commentary in his murals. Wise Two: an international street artist, his work has been featured on CNN, Rolling stone Mexico, Culture Trip, etc. DREDAY: an east african content creator and founder of Rwanda's first urban Culture publication, Blink Mag. Samuel: an entrepreneur who has devoted years studying the relationship between Art and Business, and he is the founder of the famous Asmara Cycle City Tour
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This tour is predominantly located in eastlands (Baba Dogo, Jericho, Maringo) + (IBIS, Alchemist Bar) of Nairobi city, the uniqueness of this area highlights various relationships between the community and the artists thus allowing the artists a platform for easy access to this open air museum which is adorned with beautiful murals.
Considering that this is a Street Art tour remember to wear your comfortable clothes and shoes, avoid high heel, flip flops etc. Stay attentive and to stick together during the whole tour.
The Nairobi Street Art Tour